Starlight Children's Foundation is our official charity partner for the People’s Choice Community Lottery. We encourage you to buy tickets for our charity partner when finding it hard to choose a community group to support.
At Starlight Children’s Foundation, our mission is to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families. We know happiness matters to sick kids, and by improving their mental and social wellbeing, we can give them a positive impact on their overall physical health.
For over 30 years we have worked in partnership with health professionals to bring the fun, joy and laughter that help sick kids be kids. We create experiences and moments that help children of all ages regardless of their disability, injury or illness because what happens in childhood lasts a lifetime, and every child should have a happy childhood.
Our Starlight Express Rooms in all major hospitals across Australia is a medical-free haven for sick kids and their families seeking a welcome break from the relentless cycle of medical treatments and procedures, and the one in Adelaide’s Women’s & Children’s Hospital is no exception.
Run by Captain Starlight and our wonderful volunteers, our Starlight Express Rooms are unique spaces filled with laughter, smiles, fun, and endless activities to keep everyone entertained. Children can join Captain Starlight in a musical jam session, have their face painted, watch a live magic show, make balloon animals, paint, paste and create amazing crafts or just clown around and have fun.
For kids who are too sick to leave their beds, Starlight TV delivers all the antics and fun of the Starlight Express Room live to their bedside daily, and Captain Starlight also works with doctors and nurses on the wards bringing smiles to young faces everywhere.
We are serious about fun because we see the impact it creates on kids in hospitals and communities across the country every day. When you give to Starlight, you're helping sick kids feel happier, more confident, and ready to face life's challenges.